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UPDATE! 6/6/17!! We are thrilled to announce that Sunny has a family! For all who advocated for Sunny, thank you!!
Ten-year-old “Sunny”(RK# 34786) is a happy, outgoing and friendly girl. She recently joined in our Connect for Kids program with volunteers Katie and Carly. She eagerly participated in the week’s activities and always greeted others with a smile. In photo after photo from the week, you see her smile shining brightly, highlighting how much fun she had.
Sunny’s adoptive family is eligible for an agency reduction of $6250 (valid through 2/15/2017). Eligible families may qualify for a grant through CH/LSS and Brittany’s Hope Foundation.
“Sunny has a clear conscious and is truly a natural leader. Her curiosity of the world and eagerness to learn is greatly admired. If spoken to in English she will repeat every word said, perfectly, even though she doesn’t know much English,” said Carly. Sunny has used this eagerness to learn to teach herself to play the piano.
Katie shared, “Sunny is the girl that everybody loves. She is kind, outgoing, smart, and holds her own when playing with the boys.” She enjoyed meeting new friends during the program and loved to use the volunteers’ cell phones. She also loved taking a trip to the zoo and especially seeing the elephant. But when asked if she could be any animal, she chose a giraffe. She noted that she likes giraffes since their necks are very long so they can see a bigger world!
Carly agreed: “Sunny is always playing with her peers and is liked by everyone, including her teachers. She loves listening to music, playing on phones, and gossiping about boys—a true preteen!”
LEARN MORE ABOUT SUNNY
The volunteers who met Sunny just hosted a webinar to talk about her and the other children in Connect for Kids. You can watch the recording of the webinar now. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org and reference 216-46 at any time to learn more about her.
Watch the recorded webinar to hear from volunteers who met Sunny
Sunny recently had surgery for her medical condition which has helped her grow 7 cm taller! “She wears a back brace right now for protection after the surgery but that does not inhibit her in any way,” Katie noted. Sunny is optimistic about her condition and hopes to be a runner when she grows up.
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- All applicants must be at least 30 years old.
- For heterosexual married couples, there can be no more than 50 years’ difference between the youngest parent and the child.
- Single women are eligible and cannot have more than 45 years’ difference between themselves and the child.
- Applicants cannot have serious physical or mental health concerns.
- Eligibility requirements vary so please inquire to discuss individual circumstances and eligibility.
Children's Home Society of Minnesota
487 Waiting Children
8 Adoption Programs
1605 Eustis St. Minnesota
With a combined 275 years of experience, Children’s Home Society of Minnesota and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota serve children and families through adoption, child welfare, and family preservation. We are driven by the understanding that a child in a safe, nurturing home is a child who thrives. We work to give every child security, opportunity and a loving family. Through our partnership, we offer the following services to families nationwide. We encourage you to visit the Lutheran Social Service Rainbow Kids page to view additional country programs.
International & Domestic Adoption — Respected for our legacy of excellence in adoption services, Children's Home and Lutheran Social Service believe that every child deserves a permanent, loving family. Today the need for adoption is most urgent for older children, sibling groups, children with a history of abuse and neglect, and children with known medical and special needs.
Post-Placement Support & Connections — Children's Home and Lutheran Social Service are committed to supporting all members of the adoption circle throughout their lifelong journey. We are proud to offer educational and cultural events, travel, search and background services, and opportunities to connect to the larger adoption community.
International Child Welfare — Children's Home and Lutheran Social Service recognize an inherent responsibility to improve the quality of life in countries where we facilitate international adoption. We support targeted, community-based projects that provide care, protection, health and education to vulnerable children around the world.